7 Fun Things You Can do in Miami Today

7 Fun Things You Can do in Miami Today

Magic City has something for everyone. It’s no wonder why so many Hollywood movie makers, A-list celebrities, and artists are attracted to the city with the warmest climate in the winter. Miami’s art deco architecture is second to none and the beach fronts are fantastic. A culturally rich fusion of Latin, African, Cuban, Caribbean, and European influences, Miami’s vibrant art scene and legendary nightlife is something to be experienced at least once if you haven’t already.

For newcomers and veterans alike, we have some ideas on how you can experience everything this great city has to offer with a list of things to do in Miami today.

Fun Free Activities

One of the best things about Miami is all the free and fun activities that are available. From lounging on the beach to strolling Flamingo Park, you’ll never be bored. We’ve compiled a list of must-do free activities you’ll want to do today or all month!  

  • Take the Metromover

Do you want to explore Miami? The best way to do so is by taking a free ride on the Metromover around town. It’s also the perfect mode of transportation for a fun bar crawl with a group of friends. Designated drivers need not apply!

  • Take a bike ride around Wynwood

Every Sunday at 11 am, BYOBIKE offers free one-hour bike ride tours of Wynwood artist owned and operated mural and graffiti displays. Bring a friend and make a day of it!

  • Live music every night

Yes, you read that right! Enjoy live music every night at Bayside Marketplace in downtown Miami on the Marina stage. There is always a musical variety ranging from Latin to pop and everything in between.  While your there, you might want to check out the other sightseeing attractions like Bayside Tours, Island Queen Cruises, Miami Aqua Tours, and Thriller Speed Boat.

  • Wood Tavern Tacos

Ok, who can say no to great free food? We can’t either! You’ll love the free tacos served at the bar of Wood Tavern with your favorite cocktail and a fun group of friends. This casual dining experience is ideal for music and art lovers alike. And if you feel like dancing while your there, feel free!

Great places to visit

  • Vizcaya Museum & Gardens

You’ll want to schedule a visit see the magnificent Italian Renaissance architecture and gardens at the Vizcaya Museum. Populated with beautiful 16th- and 19th-century antiques, art, and furnishings, the museum overlooks the bay and is a popular wedding destination. Admission is just over 60$ at this national historic landmark. Don’t forget to dine at the cafe for lunch. You’ll be glad you did.Vizcaya Museum & Gardens

 

  • Versailles Restaurant

This is the perfect place for dinner plans. The restaurant that dubs itself as “the world’s most famous Cuban restaurant” serves up a healthy dose of Cuban sophistication and delicious sandwiches. It is known as the unofficial meeting place for the Cuban community and is quite busy. When you visit, make sure to get the Cubano, the most popular item on the menu.

  • Get fancy at Sugar

After a great day of bike rides and Cuban food, step it up in the evening with a cocktail in the sky at a rooftop bar with 360° views of the city.

Sugar is the tallest bar in the city at 40 floors up, amongst a garden of green foliage. Take in breathtaking views of the surrounding area as you relax in the Tea Room. You’ll want to bring out those new shoes and outfit you’ve been dying to wear for a night out. With Asian influenced cocktails and late night brunch, you’ll end your day right.

Miami is waiting for you

Miami is a smorgasbord of beautiful scenery vibrant nightlife, and rich experiences just waiting to be discovered. If you are a first-time visitor and are looking for the best hotels, we have you covered.

Visit our website or give us a call for a visitor’s guide and other important information to make your trip comfortable. We are here to help you navigate Magic City and settle in quickly once you’re here.

Miami’s Hottest Events in July 2019

Miami's Hottest Events in July 2019

This is one of the best times of the year in Miami. With the sun shining, palm trees swaying, and the ocean breeze blowing, Miami in July is lit. There is no shortage of entertainment on and off the beach.

Looking to celebrate the 4th in style? Miami offers a variety of options, so you’ll have plenty of Independence Day celebrations to choose from. From colorful fireworks to luxury spa visits, you’ll spend your Independence Day weekend on cruise control far from the cares of work and school.

Lucky for you, we’ve made a list of the best Miami events July has to offer. So, get out your calendar and get ready to take some notes! You might want to extend your celebration this Fourth of July!

Independence Day Celebrations

One of the largest fireworks celebrations in South Florida is back and better than ever! Held at Bayfront Park, America’s Birthday Bash presented by Budweiser is the place to be.

Start your morning off with a free yoga class sponsored by Baptist Health from 9 am to 10:15 pm. And since this is a family-friendly event, bring everyone. The Kids Zone, complete with pony rides and bouncers, is scheduled to start at 3 pm until 7 pm. You can’t forget to stay for food vendors, music, and an extravagant firework display starting at 9 pm.

Did we mention the variety? Check out the Fire on the Fourth festival on the beach at North Shore Park Bandshell, sponsored by Coca Cola and Hotwire. This family-friendly event starts with a free yoga class with an ocean view and continues with a Kids Zone with music, food, live entertainment, and fireworks at 9 pm. Take advantage of the free shuttle service from 11 am to 11 pm, available every 30 minutes.

If it’s more entertainment you are looking for, look no further than the Miccosukee Freedom festival. This free event features wrestling alligators, rising country music stars, water slides, food, airboat rides, and of course, fireworks. Bring the whole family for a fun Fourth of July celebration to Miccosukee Resort and Gaming from 10 am to 10 pm.

Independence Day Celebrations

Relax with your feet up

It’s that time of year again with Miami Spa Month from July 1st to August 31st. Bring along your bae or set up a luxury spa day with just the girls for pampered massages and more. However you choose to take advantage of discounted spa treatments at Miami’s top resorts and hotels this month, you will be glad you did. Seriously, where else are you going to find premier spa services for up to 50% off? We thought so, too!

Concerts, art, and parties. . .

Looking for the more celebrations? Let’s start with the 4th of July dinner cruise, shall we? View a spectacular firework display in downtown Miami from the water while eating from a full gourmet buffet that includes tangy BBQ chicken, jumbo hot dogs, while sipping Jose Cuervo margaritas. Boarding begins promptly at 7:30 pm for a 3-hour casual cruise on the Biscayne Lady by the Hard Rock Cafe.  

There is never a shortage of concerts in Miami at any given moment and July is no exception. Jennifer Lopez will be gracing the stages of Miami on July 25th at the American Airlines Arena. One of the hottest acts in the western hemisphere and most influential Latin performer in the US, the actress, dancer, and singer has an estimated global record sales number of 80 million. This is a must-see concert!

Don’t forget to make room in your schedule for the four-time Grammy winner, British singer, songwriter, and artist — Sam Smith. Also a Golden Globe winner, Smith has released new music with Normani, with over 200 million Youtube views. He will be performing at the American Airlines Arena on July 14th as part of the Thrill of it All Tour.

The Overtown Music & Arts festival is perfect for everyone. It features live music from world-renowned recording artists, great food, and art. Past year performers featured Tito Puente Jr., K’ Michelle, Monica, Ceelo Green, and Kelly Price, just to name a few. This free event held in historic Overtown from 11 am to 7 pm, is a celebration of economic redevelopment and progression of a historically black community.

What are you waiting for?

Now that you have the list of must-see Miami events, July is right around the corner and you should get your tickets today! For more questions on these events and others, give us a call or visit our website for more information.

Must-Do Checklist for Miami Summer Activities

Must-Do Checklist for Miami Summer Activities

Must-Do Checklist for Miami Summer Activities

Visiting Miami for the first time? Then you’ll need a Miami checklist of activities. That’s right! Summer in Miami is the hottest place in the country and you have to be properly equipped for a full sensory experience.

This includes, but is not limited to, bringing your cutest swimwear and flip flops for an ongoing sundrenched adventure of good food, parties, music, and adult beverages! Did we mention food? It doesn’t get any better than this. So, check out some of Miami’s hotspots you’ll want to add to your summer schedule asap!

Summer in Miami Must-Do Checklist

  • Eat, drink, and be merry

There are too many places to visit in Miami to list here, but we can highlight a few fabulous and popular options that you’ll want to check off your list. One of those places includes the Standard. It is “the standard” in Miami and features a spa, nail salon, half priced wine on Wednesdays, great happy hour specials, and yummy Turkish dishes.

Besides being steps away from South Beach, The Lido Bayside Bar & Grill will fill all of your heart and stomach’s Mediterranean desires. Enjoy the Juice Cafe amongst swaying palm trees or chill out in the Lobby Lounge with a drink in hand.

Looking for waterfront dining, fresh seafood, and a casual vibe? You must check out Miami’s Black Point Ocean Grill. You will not be disappointed and will never forget the ocean view. We did mention good food, right? This is just one of the places you will have a unique palate experience filled with specialty cocktails, stone crab chowder, blackened ahi tuna tacos, and bruschetta against a backdrop of live music and endless beach.

If you want a laid back break between parties, this is a great way to unwind.

Don’t want to go to different venues to eat, drink, and be merry? The Wynwood Yard is your one-stop spot for everything. This place has it all! The colorful outdoor setting is a favorite for all kinds of great food, drinks, and music. Reggae Sundays and Jazz Wednesdays are on regular rotation. Entrepreneurs come together to test out their culinary creations and you could be there to bask in the glory of it all.

  • Live in luxury

Are you ready to live the good life for a few hours or days? Treat yourself to luxury because you deserve it. Let’s start with a yacht. If you don’t have one, Miami has plenty to rent for a few hours or days. Yacht Charters in Miami is a great place to start. Throw your own party on a yacht or spend a romantic day with your bae. Whatever you chose to do, you will be living it up and riding the waves while doing it.

Partying on a yacht is not your thing? Try maxing and relaxing with a good massage. July and August are officially Miami’s spa months, and you’ll find great deals on massages. You will literally find them everywhere in Miami. Did we mention pool access?

  • Party like a rock star

Miami is called Magic City for a reason. The parties are second to none. Whether it’s a rooftop shindig or a nighttime soiree, you will find parties all over Miami.

But, we do have a few suggestions for the most popular and exciting hot spots to attend. Hyde Beach is one of those places that you have to see to believe. Turn up the heat and party like a rockstar with bottle service and poolside cuisine. Truffle fries anyone?

Party like a rock star

Fountainbleau is a diamond! You’ll want to spend the whole day at this luxury hotel, starting with lunch at the Michelin-starred Hakkasan restaurant and ending with dinner at Stripsteak Restaurant. Late night is the best time for dancing at the Liv nightclub, shows at the Bleaulive, and signature drinks at 7 different bars and lounges. This is how you take parties to another level. Make reservations, now!

Seriously, in Miami, summer is the best place to let go of work and everything else that’s weighing you down! For more information about weather, travel basics, or other attractions, give us a call today, and we’ll be your Miami checklist guides!

Miami’s Hottest Events in June 2019

Miami's Hottest Events in June 2019

It’s getting hot in here! Miami June events are blazing this time of year in more ways than one. No matter if you’re looking for an upscale experience or free things to do in Miami, there is no limit to what you can get into.

If you’re new to Miami or planning a visit, don’t forget to pack the swim shorts, bikinis, and beach umbrella. Not looking for a tan? No worries, we have plenty of other activities that will tickle your fancy and stimulate your senses. Bringing the family along? There are plenty of Miami June events that are kid friendly and fun. Here’s a quick snapshot of what’s happening in the city.

Miami June Events

Eastern Caribbean Cruise to Amber Cove, Dominican Republic, and Grand Turk

This cruise, brought to you by Carnival Elation, is the perfect getaway for a girls trip, guys trip, or any other reason you could possibly think of for an amazing trip! Spend your vacation in your choice of stateroom featuring beautiful locations and various activities sure to keep you on cloud nine.

If this trip is only for the grown and sexy, then you’ll certainly enjoy ATV tours, all white cocktail parties, horseback riding, pajama parties, and so much more.

If you’re bringing the kids along, there are plenty of supervised activities for the little ones like video arcades and water slides. No need to bring your passport on this trip. Your birth certificate and photo ID will be sufficient. You don’t want to miss this awesome cruise scheduled for June 29th – July 4th. Payment plans are available and rooms are selling out fast.

Old School Latin Block Party

This cultural experience is free to everyone and located at the Shops at Pembroke Gardens on June 1st. Featuring the best in Latin music in the golden age of salsa, this block party is not one you want to miss no matter where you come from. Come by to turn up and dance the night away with two DJs at the Fountain Plaza, hosted by Nuevolution Dance Studio.

Brush, Brunch, and Mimosas

This event is meant for lovers! Pick up a paintbrush, eat a delicious lunch, and drink mimosas. It really doesn’t get any more romantic than this.

A professional artist will guide you every step of the way of creating your own beautiful painting. Limited spots are available for this event that only costs $20 per person, compared to other painting parties that can cost up to 3 times as much.

This experience will take place on June 1st, at the Festival Marketplace at 7 pm. Get your tickets, today!

Brush, Brunch, and Mimosas

 

MSC Seaside

Want another option for a getaway cruise? The MSC Seaside will be visiting Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, St. Maarten, and the Bahamas for 7 nights, from June 8th – 15th. This is no ordinary cruise ship. It’s high-tech features, elegant bars and lounges, and interactive adventures inclusive for all ages are phenomenal.

Have you considered ziplining on a cruise or attending the theater? MSC Seaside brings innovative and classy options for the whole family. Book your cruise today!

Ariana Grande

Need we say more? Ariana Grande will be performing at the American Airlines Arena on June 1st at 8 pm. The Grammy award-winning singer, songwriter, and actress has most recently become the first solo artist to hold the top 3 spots on the Billboard Hot 100 simultaneously, and the second musical act behind the Beatles in 1964.

Her vocal range is often compared to Mariah Carey and was just named the most followed woman on Instagram.

Wynwood Pride 2019

This free three-day block party is a celebration of National LGBTQ Pride month. Held in the Wynwood Marketplace on June 21st, you won’t want to miss a full spectrum of diversity that includes a live concert series, lip-sync battles, drag shows, late night DJs, cocktails, family-friendly programming, and food galore.

Add this to your list of free things to do in Miami for June. RSVP today for your free drink!

For more information on hotels, events, special offers, and trip planning, visit us on our website. We have all the travel basics information you’ll need to prepare for your trip to Miami. From weather to getting around while you are here, we are a one-stop shop for everything Miami.

Best Team Building Activities in Miami in 2019

Best Team Building Activities in Miami in 2019

We spend most of our lives at work. Whether we realize it or not, our coworkers and workplace environment plays a significant role in our productivity and general wellbeing. That’s why putting time and effort into effective team building activities and events is worth the investment.

Maybe your office consists of several different skill sets or various backgrounds, or you already have a small tight-knit team and just want to let your hair down. Whatever your reasons for building increased camaraderie, there are plenty of team building activities Miami has to offer. If you are looking for Miami team building events, we have just the list for you. Some games can be played anywhere in Miami and others are specific to The Go Game venues.

Find common ground

A great and easy way to build solidarity in your team is through ice breakers. Playing a game of “Who done it” is a fun way to find out interesting facts about your teammates. Each member of the team takes a notecard and writes something interesting they’ve done or experienced and places all cards in a hat or bowl and shake them up.

Once all the notecards are mixed together, each person will draw one and read it out loud. If they manage to pull their own card, they have to pull another and guess “who done it,” while explaining why that person was chosen. The team member only has three chances to identify the individual or the guess is open to the rest of the group.

Play human Bingo

Who doesn’t love Bingo? Our thoughts exactly. Playing with people instead of Bingo cards sounds even more fun.

Using Bingo cards or a 5 x 5 grid that resembles a Bingo card, that includes general or specific experiences or hobbies, each person must go and talk with other teammates to find out who is connected to each qualifier. The first person to get five in a row either diagonally, vertically, or horizontally, wins. Be warned that this game requires a big enough place to allow movement and loud cheering.

human Bingo

Blind portrait

This game creates quick bonds and plenty of laughs. In groups of two, teammates sit across from each other with a pen and paper. Both players will draw portraits of one another, without looking down at the paper or lifting their pen. Sounds fun right?

The best part of this game is when everyone puts their pens down to share their Picassos and has a good laugh. The players can even sign the portraits and add a few positive qualities about their counterparts.

The Game Show

Brought to you by The Go Game in Miami, The Game Show is a fun indoor team building experience that will have everyone fully engaged. This customizable live game experience is a mixture of “Family Feud” and “Minute to Win It.”

A Go Game team member acts as an emcee and includes versions like “The Price is Right” and “Jeopardy”. The game comes with buzzers, giant screens, fun props, and a humorous host.

Secret Agent Man

Have you ever wanted to know what it would be like to be a secret agent? Well, now you have an opportunity to play out your fantasies of being a spy with the affordable Go Game app that requires a secret code. Your team will crack codes, solve puzzles, and discover hidden hints to solve the mystery. The best part is that it is completely flexible, so you can play this game anywhere!

For the games that are mobile, there is a plethora of available venues in Miami that are perfect to play in. Just to name a few, the best venues include Coral Gables and Brickell. Other corporate team building Miami venues where these games can be played include Briza on the Bay, South Florida Event Venues, and the Moore Building.

Just don’t forget to bring your game supplies to play Human Bingo and Blind Portrait. These are perfect for any size group and are centrally located to great food. And who doesn’t love good food?

Looking for more venues? We’d love to share more places for Miami team building events. Reach out to us today — we’re always happy to help.